back to article Beyond the macro jockies: Salesforce lures devs with Java juggle

Salesforce is growing: just not enough or in the right direction, it seems. The company that started life serving up customer relationship management (CRM) as a service to the suits is now reaching out to real coders. The company, which claims more than 50,000 customers, saw subscriptions to its hosted apps increase by nearly 40 …

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It amused me that when Heroku released their Java support a while ago, they trumpeted about how it was going to free us from the tyranny of 'containers'.

They then proceeded to show an example of how to fire up Jetty (a servlet container) on heroku.

Ho hum.

I've recently done some Grails dev on heroku, its very nice. The deployment model (push source to them, with it being built remotely in Heroku land) takes a bit of getting used to and needs commercial approval to use, but works well for what we needed.

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Oh, dear God

"The deployment model (push source to them, with it being built remotely in Heroku land) takes a bit of getting used to"

Not to those of us old enough to remember the horrors of batch processing. Is cloud computing any use for anything *except* reminding us of how awful computing was in the 60's?

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